Skyfall: Adele confirms James Bond theme rumours and release date

Adele has taken to Twitter to confirm she's singing the Skyfall Bond theme - and it's out to download soon...

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After months of rumours, Adele has finally confirmed her involvement in the new James Bond film, Skyfall. 

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The multi-award-winning singer, who is currently pregnant with her first child, has posted a picture on Twitter which confirms rumours that she has written and recorded the movie’s theme song. 

The picture tweeted features Adele (as A Adkins) and her regular collaborator Paul Epworth credited as the song’s composers.

Adele’s website further reveals that the song will be released at 0:07am on Friday 5 October – and that the Skyfall theme is now available to pre-order on iTunes. 

The star was spotted outside Abbey Road Studios last month – where Thomas Newman was working on the soundtrack for Skyfall – renewing speculation that she was recording the theme tune to the new Bond film, which stars current 007 Daniel Craig and is directed by Sam Mendes. 

Adele had previously dropped a huge hint on The Jonathan Ross Show in September 2011. She told Ross that her next project “is actually a theme, what I’ve got to do for, um… Wow. That’s really giving something away isn’t it?”

But official sources had chosen to stay silent about the singer’s involvement, until now. 

There is still no indication as to what Adele’s foray as a Bond siren will be like, but the song, which is 4 minutes and 46 seconds long, takes the film’s title and is called Skyfall. 

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Skyfall is in UK cinemas from 26 October 2012.